A news category for recording public and other donations.
Several hundred pounds have been given again to our Project by Drs David and Emily Riss (parents of Caroline Riss, Project Director at Kasiisi until a few years ago) – as a result of their pumpkin sales from their farm in New Hampshire, USA. They kindly put together this collage – thank you to them both […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As a Harvest Festival activity, the generous pupils of Wrestlingworth Lower School each decorated a paper “porridge” mug and stuck coins onto it to pay for many mugs of real porridge at Kasiisi – and not for the first time. Thank you to the children, staff and families involved for another imaginative donation. Your kindness is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now Head of the primary section of the new Focus School, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Yvonne (seen here at Kasiisi in July) arranged for Kate to talk to the students’ grandparents when they came to see the new school. By the end of the day £471 had been donated to the Kasiisi Porridge Project by the visitors. A […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Completing the Royal Windsor Half Marathon on one of the hottest days of the year really was an achievement. Many congratulations to Yvonne, who raised £1048 in sponsorship money. Now, not content with her run and volunteering at Kasiisi Primary School so successfully this year, she is busy involving the new school she is working at, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The 1st Biggleswade Brownies in Bedfordshire, UK, walked round their church seven times to symbolise the long distance walked to and from school by many Kasiisi pupils. They raised a terrific £350 in sponsorship. Thank you to them and their leaders, especially Babs Gurney, their Brown Owl.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 12 July 2014, Kate and Alan’s daughter, Isobel Briggs (responsible for the two videos on this website) married Robbie Waine. Instead of giving the usual “wedding favours” to their guests as many couples kindly do, they decided to do something different. They donated £500 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In June 2014, and in return for another regular update from Kate, the Rotary Club of Biggleswade produced a further magnificent donation – £500. This welcome amount will go towards the essential upkeep and maintenance of the chickens and pigs and their accommodation on the Kasiisi School Farm. Sincere thanks from all of us – we see you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Under the guidance of Year 6 Head, Yvonne Pemberton, students of Bedford Girls School have raised £332 for our project since April. Thank you to all those who took part in this magnificent fundraising and good luck to Yvonne and her daughter Meghan who will be working at Kasiisi Primary School for two weeks in July. Once they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This spring three local farm shops have had a charity box on their counters. Thorne’s have produced £91 over the last few months and continue to have the box available for donations. Hillfoot Farm Shop’s box reached £41, and they are also continuing to encourage their customers to donate. Franklins Farm Shop produced £23 in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After their committed fundraising in 2013, the students and staff of Denbigh High School have delivered again in the form of a cheque for £265, less than a year after their previous donation of £390. What a great school!Continue Reading... No Comments.
International Law Firm Vinson & Elkins LLP have ended their 18 month sponsorship of the Kasiisi Porridge Project with a donation of £562, bringing their overall contribution to £4,700. We are deeply grateful for their support and look forward to using their most recent funds on the children’s porridge. The farm is doing well, but it will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Marr-Munning Trust has pledged another generous grant, to be spread over 2014 and 2015. This time their funds are destined to help with the provision of porridge itself. The £2000 for each of the two years will be of enormous help while the farm is developing and becoming more financially independent. Marr-Munning have supported us for a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to funds granted by the Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust, the building of onsite accommodation is well under way. With two spacious dormitories, a kitchen, bathroom and a veranda, there will be space for at least 8 working volunteers / student interns. This will make it much easier and more pleasant for those working temporarily […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 11 January 2013 we announced that SCIMP (a multi-church project in Stevenage, Herts, UK) had chosen the KPP as its charity of the year. With the £5000 that their generous congregations raised, we have built a new 4-room chicken house on the Kasiisi School Farm. On Sat. and Sun. 21/22 Sept, no fewer than 7 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity was founded by a London doctor and his wife in 1977 as a memorial to Hedley Peter Stebbings, a lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery who was killed in action in Crete in 1941 at the age of 21. This trust has kindly agreed to grant £5000 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.